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All-around brilliant Nastia Liukin (left) and Shawn Johnson were the faces of US gymnastics. All-around brilliant Nastia Liukin (left) and Shawn Johnson were the faces of US gymnastics. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)
By John Powers
Globe Staff / August 25, 2008

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BEIJING - The US Olympic team might have been knocked off the gold standard by the Chinese when the Bird's Nest went dark here last night, but once the final medal tally was in, the Americans had topped the overall table for the fourth straight Summer Games, with 110, their most at a non-boycotted Games, and 10 more than the ... (Full article: 1538 words)

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